By Jeff Goldman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com | Posted on January 16, 2019 at 7:28 am | Updated January 16, 2019 at 8:16 pm
The first time of winter weather is on its way to hit New Jersey on Thursday night, creating the potential for a messy Friday morning, but recent updates to the forecast by the National Meteorological Service show that the state can be spared a big snowstorm over the weekend with temperatures that are expected to stay above zero.
New Jersey is not out of the woods for the weekend. The National Meteorological Service still calls it a "significant winter storm" that is expected to arrive on Saturday night, and the deep fall of Sunday's temperature at the end of the storm's tail may result in the freezing of the flash. There is still a chance that the explosion of Arctic air could have entered earlier to deliver a winter mixture. After the system lasted a few more days, forecasts say the route and the weather are unclear. The immediate concern is the fast storm on Thursday night, which may fall to 4 inches of snow in the western county of Passau and 2 to 3 inches in Sussex County. Corridor I-95 areas may range from 1 to 2 inches, the National Meteorological Service announced on Wednesday morning. The northern shores of Jersey and the inner parts of South Jersey are likely to receive less than one centimeter of snow, with the Atlantic City viewing mostly rain.
Predictions warn that Friday morning travel is likely to be difficult in most of the state before the storm is rapidly moving away from our area
While the National Meteorological Service says Atlantic and Cape May County will see at least a bit of snow , say that much of the state can get mixed rainfall.